About Us

About UsOur Mission

Uniting our community to strengthen lives through education, health, and financial independence.

Our Goals

In 2008, United Way World Wide initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018:

  • Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half.
  • Help people achieve financial independence, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence.
  • Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.

These goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — we can achieve them.

Vision
 

The United Way of Stanislaus County partners with local organizations...

...that work to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a successful life: a quality education and programs that lead to helping children and youth achieve their potential; enough income to meet a family's basic needs and establish financial stability; and programs that improve community health and family safety.

United Way of Stanislaus County is dedicated to leading the United Way movement creating long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local issues. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. So we bring together people from all across the community-government, business, faith groups, nonprofits, the labor movement, ordinary citizens-to tackle the issues. Because we all win when a child succeeds in school, when a family becomes financially stable, when people have good health.